Shakopee secondary students expected to return to in-person learning April 13

Shakopee Public School IHD students in grades six through 12 are expected to return to full-time, in-person learning on Tuesday, April 13.

The Pandemic Response Advisory Team recommended the switch from hybrid to in-person learning at its Tuesday meeting. The switch must be approved by the school board on March 22.

According to the most recent data from Shakopee Schools, there were 11 confirmed cases of covid in the school community the week of Feb. 22-26. Since school began the week of Sept. 7, there have been 317 total confirmed cases among staff and students.

As it stands, elementary students in the IHD program have been attending full-time, in-person learning since Jan. 25. Secondary IHD students have been doing hybrid learning since Feb. 16.

Students in the Shakopee Online program will continue with distance learning through the end of the school year.

The following information is available on the school district’s website:

  • Important DatesClick here for the full district calendar
    • April 2-11 | Spring Break | No School for K-12 Students 
    • April 12 | No School for Secondary IHD Students
    • April 13 | All IHD secondary students return to school every day 
  • Meals
    • In-school meals: Per a recent USDA extension, school meals will continue to be offered to ALL students free of charge, which includes onsite meals for secondary IHD students. Students and their families will not need to fund meal accounts. 
      • A free and reduced meal form ( application for educational benefits) should still be on file for those families who qualify as funds are applied to additional areas outside of meals.
  • School Start/End Time & Schedule
    • Secondary IHD students will keep the same school start and end times as well as the daily class schedule they have been using during the hybrid learning model.
      • East and West Middle Schools: 4 period block schedule; 7:45am – 1:55pm
      • Shakopee High School: 4 period block schedule; 8:20am – 2:30pm
  • Transportation 
    • Secondary IHD students will ride the same bus route (stop times and bus unchanged)
  • Health and Safety
    • The return to in-person learning means we need to maintain our diligence in keeping our school community safe.  This gives us the greatest opportunity to have all our students in our buildings each and every day. 
      • Please remember to stay home if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms and call your school to report the absence.
      • Mask wearing is required. Physical distancing is expected when possible. Frequent hand washing is strongly recommended.
      • Custodians and staff will continue to disinfect and clean high touch surfaces throughout the day.

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